Archives: November 2007

11/28/07 Music Performance Fund Announces Changes

The Music Performance Fund (MPF) has announced changes to its funding policy, effective with the fiscal year beginning May 2008.

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11/02/07 Orlando Philharmonic Announces Auditions

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Christopher Wilkins, Music Director

Announces the following vacancies:

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11/01/07 Howard Hedges, 52

Trombonist Howard Hedges passed away on October 15 in Homer, Alaska. Howard was a member of Local 655 from 1978 until he left south Florida in 1992. He had played with everyone from Ray Charles to Stan Kenton.

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11/01/07 Check Your Pension Statements

It's that time of year again...AFM-EPF Pension Fund Statements are in the mail, and if pension contributions have been made on your behalf, you should have received one by now.

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11/01/07 Double Times

Open Auditions A Great Success

Forty musicians and five union contractors participated in the October 6 open auditions sponsored by South Florida Musicians Association. 

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11/01/07 That Union Thing

FedEx Workers Fight Independent Contractor Status

This month a Federal judge in Indiana gave class action status to 24,000 current and former FedEx Home and FedEx Ground drivers who claim they are misclassified as independent contractors.

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11/01/07 Industry News

Miami Beach has created a district offering affordable housing for artists. The Cultural Arts Neighborhood Overlay, or CANDO, is located generally in the Collins Park area, which includes Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony offices. Developers will be able to contstruct smaller units than city zoning allows in this area as long as they set a portion of the property aside for affordable housing. To qualify for the affordable housing, residents must be artists or employees of cultural arts organizations and must meet income qualifications.

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